Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Rosebud Centre offers a confidential, caring and non-judgemental therapy where clients can explore their issues and work towards healing in response to personal and social distress at a time when many people are experiencing a need for healing in a safe and caring therapeutic environment.

The centre offers individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults. The autumn/ winter programme for the centre offers a variety of group therapy courses focusing on issues such as separation/divorce, bereavement, parenting adolescents, those diagnosed with or affected by cancer.


Presenting difficulties dealt with at the Rosebud Centre include

  • Family / Marriage / relationship problems
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Addiction/Alcohol
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Problems
  • Paranoid Feelings
  • Guilt feelings
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Attempted suicide
  • Obsessional behaviour
  • Coping with Physical Disability
  • Concerns about retirement
  • Anger/Violence
  • Loneliness
  • Loss of Employment
  • Coping with Seperation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Rape
  • Bullying
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Dealing with a diagnosis of cancer Anger
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
  • Adoption Issues
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Due to the toll that the current economic difficulties is taking on marriage and family life, many more couples are seeking counselling due to changes in family structure due to job losses and the consequent inability to manage their lives and especially their relationships.

This sad situation that is happening in our communities and country at present is, of course, also negatively affecting the next generation of adults. When a couple is struggling painfully with their relationship, their children also suffer. This results in an ever increasing number of children and teenagers seeking clinical services.

Anxiety and Depression

In addition to the strains on marriage and family life, the economic climate is feeding into or evoking greater anxiety and depression for many people and, unfortunately an increase in suicidal behaviour and community violence. All of this is reflected in both the number of people seeking counselling/therapy and in the depth of suffering with which they are trying to cope.


There are also greater demands for addiction work. People are turning in greater numbers to alcohol and drugs in an attempt to solve the problems with which they are now faced. This, paradoxically, seems like an inevitable consequence of the rapid decline in material standards, and an increasing level of poverty.

A variety of techniques are used in Psychotherapy to work with individuals who seek help such as Art therapy, Gestalt therapy, Process-Oriented therapy, Breathwork, visualisation, imagery, drama, Sand Play therapy, etc.

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